2 new coronavirus cases in Manitoba on Monday

Despite lower numbers, Manitoba health officials want people to be mindful of public health measures as a holiday approaches. Marney Blunt reports.

Manitoba health officials said two new cases of the novel coronavirus — involving a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s, both from Winnipeg — were identified in the province Monday morning.

With four others identified on Saturday, the new infections bring Manitoba’s total to 324 lab-confirmed positive and probable cases.

Saturday’s cases were four men, two in their 30s and one in his 40s from Winnipeg, as well as a man in his 30s from the Southern Health Region.

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The province said most of the new cases are related to travel or are close contacts of previously identified cases. A public health spokesperson also confirmed to Global News that three of the six most recent cases were connected to the trucking industry.

The province is also reminding the public to take precautions over the Canada Day holiday, including practicing physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, staying home if you’re sick, and minimizing stops if you’re travelling.

Manitoba’s death toll from the novel coronavirus remains at seven. There are currently no individuals in hospital or intensive care, and the province is seeing 17 active cases, while 300 people have recovered.

A total of 2,281 tests were performed over the weekend, bringing the province’s total to 63,056 since February.

— With files from Marney Blunt. 

© 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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